The Lord is calling us up higher. When God begins to manifest His glory, we need to make sure that we don't try to pitch tents and build debasing structures. Jesus was transfigured before the eyes of Peter, James, and John. Peter suggested tents be built, but this was not the heart of God.
When man sees the glory, there is the fleshly reaction to capitalize on what God is doing--building earthly structures, etc.
As believers, we need to set our natural thinking aside, and ask the Lord to help us see with the eyes of His Spirit. The natural man cannot understand the ways of the Spirit. But our spirit within us is created to see and understand His ways.
We commit ourselves to see with the eyes of our hearts and allow God to blow our minds with His limitless power!
Endeavor seven times a day to withdraw from business and company and lift up your soul to God in private retirement.
When we allow God’s purging fire to touch us He will place a covering of glory over our lives to protect us from the spirit of the world. There is a protection when we live in God’s purging fire.
Song of Solomon 8:6 - “Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, Jealousy is as severe as Sheol; Its flashes are flashes of fire, The very flame of the LORD."
This verse says that the fire of love is actually the very flame of God. The best part about God’s fire is His fire of love. When we are touched by His fire He not only purges the dross out of our lives but He also consumes us with the fire of holy passion. God is looking to pull out His glory on the people who are consumed with one desire.
LORD JESUS, YOU ARE THE ONE WHO WALKS SILENTLY IN THE INNERMOST SANCTUARY OF MY SOUL. SO CAREFULLY YOU WEAVE YOURSELF INTO THE FIBERS OF MY BEING. TOUCH ME WITH YOUR CLEANSING, RENEWING FIRE.
Hebrews 3:7 - "Wherefore, even as the Holy Spirit says, TODAY, if you shall hear His voice, harden not your hearts."
The Holy Spirit says, TODAY. What does this mean?
God is the Eternal One. With Him there is no yesterday or tomorrow; what we call past and future are with Him an ever-present NOW. His life is an ever-blessed, never-ending TODAY.
Jesus has become the author of eternal salvation -- that is, a salvation which bears the character of eternity; its chief mark is that it is an ever-present NOW -- that there is not a moment in which Christ, who ever lives to pray for us, is not able to maintain us in it in the power of an endless life.
For Christians to endure and prevail in the battles of life, more than anything else, we must have a vision for going higher into God's PURPOSE for our lives. This allows us to soar high above any of the conditions or problems of this world. This is how Paul and Silas soared in worship even when they were in a dungeon. No dungeon could hold their spirits. If the things of this world are still holding us down, then we have not been transformed.
Ephesians 2:10 - "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."
I AFFIRM, MEDITATE ON, AND VISUALIZE THE WORD TO BUILD UP MY INNER MAN.
I HAVE THE EXACT WORD I NEED FOR EVERY SITUATION - A SPECIFIC, QUICKENED WORD FROM THE SCRIPTURES, PLACED IN MY HEART THROUGH MEDITATING AND AFFIRMING GOD'S WORD CONTINUALLY.
BECAUSE THIS RHEMA FROM GOD IS IN MY HEART, I HAVE REAL SWORD POWER TO USE AGAINST THE ENEMY!
2 Peter 1:4 - "By which He (God) has granted to us His precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire."
Each of us has a promised land for our lives. God's promises are key to us entering into the vision that God has given us. If you are in a desert God is ready to take you out -- time to move on from eating manna to eating the food that God freely gives in the promised land of your DESTINY!
If we want to be co-laborers with Jesus, fulfilling His PURPOSE FOR OUR LIFE, we must step out of the comfort zone and move into the life of faith where our only source is the invisible God and the integrity of His word. He said we cannot be His disciples if we don't do this.
"If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me." - Luke 9:23
Ongoing filling with the Holy Spirit is available to all believers. At critical junctures, the Lord will fill us with a greater measure, often with manifestations of a new filling, because we have come into a new season of revival or commissioning.
"Be filled with the Spirit....Always give thanks for everything to God the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. - Ephesians 5:18,20
It is a mistake to think that only certain people with unique gifts can hear and see God. If I think that it's only for others, I remove myself from active faith.
We must put on the mind of Christ so that the Spirit of wisdom and revelation is activated in our lives. To do this we need to have faith that God will show us new revelation in a way that we, individually, can receive. Revelation leads us to wisdom, and wisdom gives us strategy.
"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him." - Ephesians 1:17
We recall that Jacob wrestled with the Lord all night, until daybreak? THEN it was that the Lord blessed him. We persevere against any and all difficulties which confront us IN OUR SEEKING THE LORD'S PRESENCE IN OUR SPIRIT. We are steadfast until the Lord gives our spirit His blessing.
"And He said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me." - Genesis 32:26
I change the way I talk -- I see the way God meant it to be, and start calling forth my miracle.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
Last updated by Albert Finch Apr 26, 2018.